PRETTY JOE ROCK - HOME ON A PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ BOAT, DOCK, DECKS, KAYAKS

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Bob, Mark or Robin

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PRETTY JOE ROCK - HOME ON A PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ BOAT, DOCK, DECKS, KAYAKS

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2 Bedroom / 2 bath House on Private Island, Sleeps 4-6, Amazing Sunsets, & more!

Pretty Joe Rock (Sea Shell Key) rents from Sunday to Sunday. Unlike other private islands, this home has shore power & water. It also comes with a boat, incredible sunrise/sunset views, kayaks, fishing poles, snorkel gear, WIFI, cable TV, a washer/dryer and more.

Enjoy your very own exclusive private tropical island only a couple minutes from shore! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath private tropical island home is located in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Keys. This home features a host of amenities suitable for every taste, including panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico extending from every room of this conch style island home.

Exposed wooden beams adorn the living room's cathedral ceiling, complementing the home's tile floors. French doors lead from the great room to a screened front porch and to a covered deck. Our fully equipped kitchen is complete with a breakfast bar. You can also make use of the gas grill. The master suite features a sunken Jacuzzi tub with 2 sided ocean view shower - the perfect way to end a day in paradise! All utilities (electricity and fresh water) are piped underwater from the mainland, supplying all the comforts of home in this secluded tropical paradise.

This vacation rental includes a 17' 2012 Triumph boat with 2013 4 stroke motor, dock, multi-level decks, wrap-around boardwalk, kayaks, fishing poles, snorkel gear, gas grill and more.

Landscaped boardwalks surround the home for leisurely strolls around the island. This ancient fossilized exposed reef features native vegetation of silver buttonwood, black mangroves, sea grapes, and pitch apples which attract a vast variety of migrating and resident bird life.

The crystal clear warm waters of this quintessential Keys location are occasioned by a variety of wildlife including visiting dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, Baracuda, parrot and angel fish, roosting pelicans and great herons to name a few.

Amenities:

Sleeping Quarters: King size bed in the Master Suite, Full Size bed in the 2nd Bedroom.

Creature Comforts: Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Satellite TV, DVD Player & Stereo.

Kitchen: Fully Equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Refrigerator,Stove & Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender, Coffee Pot, Plates, Utensils, Glass Ware, Pots, Pans, Etc.

Bed & Bath: Sunkin Jacuzzi Tub, Romantic Glass Enclosed Shower, Towels & Linens.

Outdoor (Land): Gas Grill, Deck Furniture, Tiered Decks, Screened Porch and Landscaped Boardwalks, Spectacular Panoramic Views of the Gulf of Mexico, Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets.

Outdoor (Sea): Kayaks, Fishing Gear & Snorkel Gear

Misc.: Washer & Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Paper Products & Toilet Tissue

A Couple Testimonials:

We had the most wonderful time in the keys. The island was great, we spent most of the time there, so peaceful. Snorkeling was very good, we even saw a manatee swim under the dock, and four dolphins came up to the dock another day. Stingrays circled the island every day, they were very colorful.

We will definitely come back again.

Jessie & Linda

Boca Raton, FL

Pam,

We just wanted to send a note to say we had a wonderful time on Pretty Joe Rock. The house was really nice (better than the pictures) and the iguanas were amazing. Capt. Bob did a great job and I would like to thank him for coming out so quickly to take care of the hot water heater problem. I also want to thank him and the gentleman he sent out to help us when our car broke down. They went above and beyond their jobs trying to help us and we really appreciated it.

Arlene G.

November, 2010

About Us:

Welcome! We appreciate your confidence in choosing one of our homes or boats! Our promise to you is to deliver a great experience, superior customer service, and help you make memories that will last a lifetime.

Your calls and emails are answered quickly and personally. We are available by phone, email, text and fax 24/7. Our website is loaded with pictures, information, links to Florida Keys activities.

Owners Bob and Jeanne have offered vacation rentals to over 25,000 satisfied guests since 1990. We offer vacation destinations in the Florida Keys, FL; Red Cliff, CO and Antonito, CO.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service staff will assist you in selecting the best home for your needs. Robin, our rental manager, Mark, our marketing Manager, along with owners Bob and Jeanne, can process your reservation, answer your questions, and prepare your rental agreements. Our Florida Keys Property Manager will meet you upon your arrival, instruct you on boat operation, and escort you to your island if it is included with your rental. He is a Keys resident and can assist you with recommending restaurants & attractions in the Keys! Robin & Mark are available to answer any questions.

About the Florida Keys - 'America's Caribbean'

There are few better places in the world to experience than the amazing Florida Keys. Made up of over 1,700 islands and protected by America's only living coral reef, the Florida Keys are famous for clear turquoise waters, excellent fishing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife viewing, sailing and so much more.

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations for our properties. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below:

Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/ Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385

Keywords: Vacations, boats, Home, Rental, Florida, Keys, Key West, Marathon, Key Largo, Florida Keys, Vacation Rental, house boats,

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Bob, Mark or Robin

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We fell in love with the Florida Keys back in the 1980's when we took our first trip there. We toured the Keys from the water in a catamaran. We bought our first place there shortly after. We love owning all these properties in the Keys because it gives us a reason to come down from Wisconsin a couple times a year. We are looking to retire to the Keys someday.

Bob, Mark or Robin purchased this house in 2008

We love this romantic tropical island home. The Master Bath has a sunken Jacuzzi tub and a cool exposed shower. Having all the comforts of home and the unique things you only get on a private island make this a truly great experience.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 17 reviews
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
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"Best Fuzzy Headed Vacation Ever!"

"Best Fuzzy Headed Vacation Ever!"
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
3 Guest comments from same family:
1)
Best Fuzzy headed vacation ever! Family and a tropical island what more can you ask for!?
2)
Recommendations: Fish This Seafood Market for seafood and steaks to bring to the island; Dolphin Research Center; Walgreens for liquor; No Name Pub on Big Pine Key; Relay, Have Fun!!!
3)
This was the best vacation ever. It is so hard to leave. We swam with dolphins, stingray, lobster, giant fish and much more. There is no doubt we will be coming back. All the stress just melts away. Not a care in the world! Have a great vacation.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
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+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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Celebrated 40th Anniversary

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Loved everything about Pretty Joe Rock. Snorkeled, kayaked, boated, fished, enjoyed every moment, spent all week re-connecting, hope to return.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful week of relaxing and loving this place! FYI the lizards love cherry tomatoes! And - a great restaurant is Barracuda's at the end of our road on the right! Jim, our host was the best - even with my dumb questions! Thanks Jim.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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This is our second year at Pretty Joe Rock

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We had so much fun last year we just had to come back! Our first night here we spotted a green moray eel. He loves shrimp and feeds mostly at night. We caught snapper off the swimming dock, snorkeled almost every day. West fishing with Capt Jeff out of Captain Hooks Marina. Had a great morning at Sombrero Beach, then lunch and more swimming at Sunset Grill. We saw Dolphin swim by the deck and on our last day a sting ray, he was brown with white spots. Then there are the Iguanas! We call the largest one Rango. Digit only came around 1 time (he is missing a front foot). We counted 7 total. All of the iguanas will eat out of your hand even the smallest one, we called him "baby".
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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Great Sunsets! Real nice Sunrises!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Some very nice tropical marine life around the island. We weren't fortunate to see any dolphins. Saw several black and spotted rays. Enough to keep my 13 y.o. son from swimming. The iguanas joined us each day for sunning on the deck. They ate better than I did. By the way, they do taste like chicken and their tails are not edible (ha ha just joking). Nailed a buck to the ceiling at Porky's. Order the catch of the day and stay away from the clam strips. Good local music. Its so quiet here without the AC on - try it! Enjoy!
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You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys. If you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help out at the Turtle Hospital. You can also golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and enjoy world class diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, and jet-ski rentals.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 13 2014 - Apr 26 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$5,495
7 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2014 - May 31 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$4,195
7 nights
 
 
4th of July
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 5 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$4,995
7 nights
 
 
Mini Lobster
Jul 27 2014 - Aug 2 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$5,495
7 nights
 
 
Opening Week Lobster Season
Aug 3 2014 - Aug 16 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$5,495
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 7 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$4,195
7 nights
 
 
Fantasy Fest Special
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$3,795
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$4,995
7 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
$5,995
7 nights
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
$4,745
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
$3,995
$14,995
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Tax (7.5%) $13.13
Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below: Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , There's a Sunken Jacuzzi and an 2 sided glass exposed shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • marina
  • library
  • playground
  • nude beach
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys so if you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help at the Turtle Hospital. You can golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and don’t forget about diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, jet-ski rentals and the list goes on.
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